The match between KIA and Lotte held at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 3rd was all about Lotte. He was on a 9-game winning streak right now. It was not a number made by chance. As shown in the match on the 2nd, the performance was solid. KIA coach Kim Jong-guk, the enemy general, also admitted that “the momentum seems to be good.”
On top of this, Lotte’s starter on the 3rd was right-hander Na Kyun-an (25), the real ace of the team and one of the best pitchers in the league this season. It was not unreasonable for many to predict Lotte’s ’10 consecutive wins’. The player who faced this was KIA rookie left-hander Yoon Young-cheol (19). Outstanding talent, of course. However, ‘present’ was pushed back compared to Na Kyun-an. Coach Kim Jong-guk also said, “I hope they give up 3 runs in 5 innings.”
However, Yoon Young-cheol’s pitching was beyond expectations. Even though it was a fastball with a maximum speed of 139 km, Lotte batters who had risen in the water could hardly attack it. Sometimes boldly, sometimes skillfully, Lotte hitters tied up. 5 hits, 3 strikeouts and 1 run in 5 innings. The seniors scored and even received defensive support to meet the victory requirements, and in the end, the team won 10-2 and was able to win the first victory of their thrilling debut.
No matter how good your skills are, being able to use them 100% is another matter. Excessive tension is usually detrimental. Not shivering worked. Yoon Young-chul said after the game, “I focused more on catching the batter rather than paying attention to (the opponent).” It’s easier said than done, but I did it. “I think the best thing was that there weren’t many matches with unfavorable counts. I think there were better results because I tried to be active.” 먹튀검증
Commentators who watched the game, who were coaches, also highly evaluated the possibility of growth. It was an encouragement that he could become a better pitcher if he improved well in the future, although he is good now. SBS Sports commentator Kim Tae-hyung said, “The command is good, and it is not like a rookie. Even if the results are not good, I keep my pace well. The young player is quite relaxed on the mound,” he was surprised. SBS Sports commentator Lee Soon-chul also said, “It would be amazing if I threw only 145 km with this control,” adding, “I feel like Jang Won-sam.”